Oh, hi there.
It’s been a month since my last proper round-up update, and it looks like I’ll be trying to make this a regular thing (wish me luck).
First of all, I have done some illustrations for Michell Zappa’s new series of sci-fi inspired stories about emerging technologies, named Sci-Fi Scaffolds. Check the first one out here! Also, many thanks to Richard at the FPI blog for flagging it up.
Otherwise there’s not much news. I went to France. The following two pictures should sum up nicely what it was like.
I did almost no drawing there, though, except for a quick sketch of my brother and his girlfriend’s kitchen:
I also dragged almost everyone I know out dancing for my birthday, but there are no pictures of us dancing, so this gif will have to suffice.
(there’s no point to that story, I just really wanted an excuse to post that gif)
Oh, yes! More commission news! The £15 sale on commissions is now sadly over. It was great to make some instant emergency money, but if I keep it on I won’t only be seriously under-selling myself, but also undercutting all the other talented comics artist trying to earn a buck from their original artwork out there. So I’m going back to my normal rates – £30 for black-and-white A4, £50 for colour A4 – anything else, email me at julia.scheele [at] gmail [dot] com for a quote! Thanks for everyone who commissioned me – the last few should be in the post to you soon!
The Heroines Zine Tumblr has been receiving submissions by a vast variety of people about an even more vast variety of heroines, which are a joy to read.
I’ve unearthed a photo of some window art I did for Gosh! Comics around Free Comic Book Day back in May – it’s not there anymore, alas, but I was quite chuffed with it while it was.
Teenage rebel girl Robin was based on this drawing I did a while ago:
Talking about Gosh!, my chum Tom Humberstone is holding a launch party for his new comic Ellipsis there this coming Friday! You should all come, buy his comic, and get it signed. And look at all his other work on his website.
Otherwise, I’ve been reading all of Jaime Hernandez’ run of Love & Rockets again, from beginning to end. Highly recommended. It will be the BEST comic you’ve ever read. I’m not even kidding. I’m putting on my serious face right now.
Not that much news, all-in-all, but hopefully once I get over this slight drawing-block I have at the moment, there will be loads more artwork to go up. Keep an eye on the Tumblr as well.
I leave you with Maggie from Love and Rockets (who I will be writing my own Heroines Zine piece on, I think):